Do you know about Someone’s Son?

Do you know what happened today? I became a published author! Granted, it’s just an essay in a nursing journal, but it’s kind of exciting to me. Not only because it’s validating, in regards to my writing, but because it’s a story that changed my life and I’m just full of joy it’s being shared.  Maybe, just maybe… it will change someone’s perception. That’s how we change the world…one person at a time, one story at a time, right?

I find I do my best writing when I’m being honest. Not necessarily honest about other things and other people, but about myself. When I strip down to the raw details, exposing my flaws, owning my deficits… being real… it doesn’t matter if anyone else likes it, or praises it, or praises me. All that matters is I’m being true. And I think everyone can relate to someone being honest and vulnerable, whether they agree with them or not.

My essay tells the story of a difficult nursing experience I had with an alcoholic.  Spoiler alert: I’m the asshole in the story.  If you want to check it out, you can read it in the American Journal of Nursing by clicking here.

This shameless plug of my newly published essay was written in response to Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Social Consciousness Saturday.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS September 30-17



21 thoughts on “Do you know about Someone’s Son?”

  1. Oh, it’s “just” The American Journal of Nursing! That’s impressive. Be proud, Jami! This is not just an essay. It’s a moving story, a lesson for all of us, that we are all human. I felt tears well up several times while reading it. Well done! I shared it on FB and on twitter.

    1. Ha..well, I meant it’s not a book or anything. Thank you. I can tell you, there were lots of tears on the third floor of Cape Cod Hospital that day. And thanks for sharing. I’m hoping the story will change a few people’s perceptions.

  2. Thanks for sharing the essay and the backstory with us. Congratulations on having it published. It’s no small feat to get published.

    I agree with you in writing being easy when being honest with yourself. I think it’s also easy to cast yourself in that negative role.

    Thanks for joining us today and I hope this esssy is just the start.

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